I’m originally a Southern California girl, so my idea of winter is usually cool but sunny days with maybe the occasional rainy day. However for the rest of the United States, winter is usually accompanied by snow – and sometimes, snowy emergencies.
Recently, outdoorsman Jeremy Taylor went missing on the 24th of February, after he was last seen getting gas in Sunriver, Oregon. He was with his dog Ally. The two ran into trouble later that day when they became stuck in deep snow.
After he was reported missing, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office posted to Facebook, asking for any information that could help locate 36-year-old Jeremy.
According to Fox 32, Jeremy had originally attempted to make the hike out of the snow, but it was too deep so it forced him to return to his car with Ally and wait for help.
Things began to turn around on the 1st of March when a snowmobile rider contacted Deschutes County and reported Jeremy was near Wake Butte, west of Sunriver.
Deschutes County updated their post saying, “Jeremy and Ally were found to be in good condition, but hungry after being stuck in the snow for five days. Jeremy told investigators he had gone up FS Road 40 on Sunday, but became stuck in the snow. He awoke Monday to even more snow and was unable to get his vehicle unstuck. Jeremy had attempted to walk out on Monday, but the deep snow made it very difficult and he and Ally returned to his vehicle. Jeremy stayed warm over the next four days by periodically starting his vehicle and used a few taco sauce packets he had as food.”
DCSO SEEKING INFORMATION ON A MISSING SUNRIVER AREA MANThe Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the…Posted by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Oregon on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Following his return to safety Jeremy took to social media posting, “Thank you everyone, I’m safe my Ally dog is safe. I really appreciate all the help. Got lucky, lets (sic) never do that again. I’ll be in touch with everyone soon.”
Responding to someone who had left a comment on his post, he replied, ‘Taco Bell fire sauce saves lives’ and he wasn’t joking either.
Overall, people were very quick to show their support with one person saying, “Jeremy – we all love you, you have some wonderful friends, and I can’t even begin to put in words how happy I am that you’re ok. So, maybe let’s not do that again, ok?….or, let’s just move you to San Diego so you don’t have to worry about that white stuff!”
Probably wise to consider moving out of the snow. Plus, San Diego has some incredible Mexican food.